UBA partners Police on anti-crime campaign


IGP_MB_Abubakar_0The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Muhammed Abubakar, supported by the United Bank for Africa Plc on Wednesday unveiled an electronic anti-crime campaign jingles aimed at raising the awareness of Nigerians on how to tackle insecurity in the country.

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The jingle will be aired on national radio stations, the UBA, said in a statement.

It added that the campaign would discourage youths from engaging in crime and seek public support and participation in tackling insecurity in the country.

According to the statement, the anti-crime sensitisation campaign is part of the IGP’s effort to address the security challenges of terrorism, insurgency, kidnapping, cultism, rape as well as human and drug trafficking.

The campaign will also help in rebranding the nation and generally educate Nigerians on how to avoid falling victim of criminal activities.

The radio jingles, which come in both standard English and Pidgin English version, are targeted at Nigerians from all walks of life, particularly those in the rural areas who may not have quick access to other means of communication.

The jingles would run simultaneously in several radio stations across the nation, it stated.

The Group Managing Director, UBA Plc, Mr. Phillips Oduoza, at the unveiling in Abuja, expressed the bank’s delight in partnering the Nigeria Police on the war against crime and criminality, noting that the anti-crime campaign would help to reduce criminal activities in the country.

The statement quoted him as saying, “This is a wonderful thing to do for Nigeria and we need to support the IGP and Nigeria Police in particular in what they are doing to reduce crime in the country. It is our belief in UBA that business would thrive when there is peace and security in the country. This initiative will help to improve national security for every Nigerian,” he added.

Oduoza called on civil society organisations and the general public to partner the police to fight crime, stressing  that creating a secured environment was the job of everyone, and should not be left to  the police alone.

The IGP commended UBA for collaborating with the Police to launch a sensitisation campaign in the media, and called on other private and corporate bodies to emulate the gesture, stressing that a safe and secure environment would make economic and business activities to thrive.

Babatunde Akinsola
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Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

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